Can you believe it’s almost the end of another year? I’ve been looking back at the past several months, and I can honestly say that I’ve circled back to who I was when I first started this whole blogging gig: Someone hoping to inspire anyone who enters this creative space that I call a blog.
Oh, what a month it has been. Between working on two of my biggest deadlines of the year and the usual bombardment of daily tasks, my blog has simply taken a backseat. However, so that you don’t feel so jaded from the past few weeks of neglect, I’m sharing what I have been up to while away, and a blogger off duty look as well. I hope that this, along with the promise of getting back to blogging regularly next week, will make up for my absence. Enjoy, my style mavens. Enjoy.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am slightly enamored with music. I was raised by a mother who exposed me to everything from Janis Joplin to Depeche Mode, and Heart, so I’ve always had a colorful appreciation for music. I recently heard The Last Bison’s cover of M83’s Midnight City, and can’t get it out of my head. Check it out here.
A few months ago, I became one of four individuals who now make up the Connecting Things Louisville team, and I can honestly say that the way I view myself as a member of the local community hasn’t been the same since. Our team not only works together to create a monthly event for local creatives to meet and mingle, but we also inspire one another to be better individuals. There is so much talent in the city I live in, so being part of a team who wishes to cultivate that has been so rewarding. This month, the world-renowned photographer, Clay Cook, spoke at Lydia House about what it takes to make it in the industry. The result? A lot of inspiration, and this epic selfie.
Besides the usual hustle and bustle of being part of the marketing world, I have had two major deadlines for Extol Magazine- the publication I write and photograph for. My most recent editorial is still under wraps, but this Koerber’s shoot in which we combined fine jewelry with sweets just hit newsstands.
Today, I took some time off from my full time gig to recenter and spend time with friends. My day started with coffee and the amazing performance by the Louisville Orchestra, titled The Bach Effect. And although I have been attending performances by the Louisville Orchestra for some time now, after having the opportunity to actually meet some of the individuals who keep this well-oiled machine running and inspiring us all, I feel even more of a connection to this community. Check out their full coffee concert series schedule here.
How was your weekend, my fellow style mavens? Mine was spent with friends, some fall cleaning that consisted of me purging a substantial chunk of my current wardrobe, and some contemplation on the coming season and what items would make a great addition to my closet. When it came to deciding which pieces would stay and which would go, I chose to donate items that I hadn’t wore for at least two years, unless they were quality pieces that could stand the test of time and outlive any fashion trend. At first, the task made me feel a little anxious, but now I feel relief from de-cluttering my closet space, and from actually having room to rebuild my wardrobe with more of those quality pieces that I covet.
However, one piece that is always timeless is the trench coat. I usually stock my closet with at least one new one every season, because the item is such a classic that you simply can never have too many.
What other items am I looking forward to building my fall wardrobe around? Well, lace-up flats are a great and comfortable piece of footwear to have, and so is a great fitting pair of black jeans and a classic bag. And while I may still be on the hunt for that perfect classic bag, I am definitely on the right track when it comes to the others.
W hoever said too much of a good thing is a bad thing, has never been introduced to a full denim ensemble. Of course, we can cite the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake incident as a case against the whole idea. However, when styled right (as with most EVERYTHING), donning a completely denim look can truly be oh so chic.
It is time to be completely honest, my style mavens. The past few months have left me contemplating the state of my blog and what my next move should be. You see, although I love being a blogger (most days), I have a full time marketing job that I love, a fashion column for a new magazine, and a social life that I am determined to maintain, rather than sitting at home stressing over editing photos. So, because there are only so many hours in the day, I have been putting my blog to the side by only posting an entry or two a week. Well, that is about to change.